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The University of Southampton
Health SciencesUndergraduate study


First class facilities to help you reach your potential early.

By choosing to study with us at Health Sciences you will be choosing to benefit from some of the most modern healthcare education facilities available anywhere in the world.

This high-tech learning environment has been designed to include everything you need to develop your skills as early as possible.

For example, our state-of-the-art Skills Labs enable you to practise using the techniques and equipment that you will use on your practice placements.

These high-tech labs are built to closely resemble hospital wards: each one has five hospital bed spaces, with electric profiling beds, armchairs, and bedside lockers.

The Skills Labs are also equipped with pan/tilt and zoom cameras mounted in the ceiling, plus microphones over each bed.

In addition, we have another camera enabled room for practising other skills, such as mental health assessment techniques. 

All cameras are controlled from a central control room, where lecturers can watch and record your performance for you to review later. But it doesn't end there. 

We also use cutting edge human simulation technology, known as SimMan, to enhance your learning.

SimMan is a computer controlled mannequin that can simulate a whole range of conditions; giving you a realistic experience of patient care very early on.

Our fully equipped skills labs
Our fully equipped skills labs
Simulated practice
Simulated practice

As an undergraduate you will benefit from the world-class research facilities, educational resources and amenities that make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.

Wider University facilities

The University’s continued investment in research facilities, totalling £200m over four years, has resulted in a number of state-of-the-art buildings. These include the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten Building and the Life Sciences Building, which opened in September 2010.

We also have an enviable library service, with five libraries offering a total of 2.6 million publications and a wide range of online resources as well as dedicated study areas and IT facilities.

Information and advice

The Student Services Centre is the central point of contact for all student queries. A dedicated team of trained advisors provides up-to-date advice and information about accommodation, enrolment, exams, fees, funding, graduation and ID cards.

Access to IT

All of our campuses and halls of residence are equipped with state-of-the-art computer facilities. These include high-speed wireless internet access, network points for laptops and public workstations.

Students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic medical condition can take advantage of our specialist equipment and assistive technology. Contact us to get help and advice with student services provision.

Culture and nightlife

The Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU), located at Highfield Campus, is the hub of the University social scene. SUSU is led by students for the benefit and interest of students. It's here to represent your voice on issues at local, national and international level. It has fantastic facilities and services which provide a thriving social scene for all our different communities of students. All SUSU members also have access to free and confidential advice and support.


The Unilink bus service provides a quick connection for the city’s shops, marinas, bars and restaurants. They also serve the airport, coach and main train stations.

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